I think there are some folks in many church fellowships who want their brothers and sisters to be clones of God … or perhaps more accurately, clones of themselves. Thinking, believing, acting the way they do.
Like the Nazi-ish stormtroopers of Star Wars or the goofy-looking Oompa-Loompas of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: everyone looking, speaking, behaving the same.
God didn’t make us clones. He made us different from each other. He expected us to generate different points of view, interact with each other about them, appreciate the differences. It’s part of what enriches His creation. Peter didn’t preach like Paul. John the Baptist wore itchy camel’s hair.
If He had wanted every detail of His will to be perfectly clear and universally known, couldn’t He have done that? (Even if it took a MUCH bigger book than the Bible?)Or is it more likely that He wants us to meditate on what He has revealed … discuss it; share it; learn from each other – struggle? disagree? love and accept each other anyway?
Rather than marching in lock-step on the “only correct” side of every single issue we can think of?